Ribe Kunstmuseum is one of the oldest in Denmark and has been exhibiting works by Danish artists since 1891.
Ribe Kunstmuseum houses a collection of Danish art from 1750 to 1950. The exclusive range includes a number of highlights.
From the late 18th century, you can see works by the portrait painter, Juel and the court painter, Nicolai Abildgaard. The Danish Golden Age painters from the first half of the 19th century include: C.W. Eckersberg, Christen Købke, J.Th. Lundbye and Martinus Rørbye.
You can see works by the Skagen painters, Anna and Michael Ancher, and P.S. Krøyer, and artworks from the Modern Breakthrough by L.A. Ring and Vilhelm Hammershøi. Fritz Syberg and Peter Hansen belonged to the group of Funen Painters of the early 20th century, while early Modernism is featured in works by William Scharff, Olaf Rude and Edvard Weie.
The Museum’s collection is rounded off with landscapes by Sigurd and Christine Swane, and Oluf Høst, and with mask paintings by the CoBrA painter, Egill Jacobsen.
The building dates from 1864 and is a work of art in itself. The red brick and bright sandstone bands, together with the sweeping volute gables, are features of the style known as the Rosenborg style.
The Museum Garden is a green refuge in the heart of Ribe. The garden is open to the public from about 9.00 am to sunset.